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50 Fear Quotes to Help You Face Your Fears

Published on February 5, 2019 8:15 AM EST
fear quotes to help you face your fears

Our latest collection of fear quotes to help you overcome your fears.

Facing your fears is the only way to beat them. Although you’ll undoubtedly experience emotional turmoil, you have to embrace your fears and turn your bad feelings into good ones.

fear quotes to help you face your fears

We all have to deal with fear at different stages in our lives. To succeed and make a difference in your life and those of other people, you have to persevere and be determined in spite of fear.

When you face your faces, chances are you’re venturing into unknown territory. You’re likely doing something you’ve never done before or something you haven’t done in a long while. This helps you learn and changes your brain for the better.

Despite having fear or facing doubts and uncertainty about how to proceed, you can still accomplish your goals and dreams. Below is our collection of inspirational, wise, and helpful fear quotes, fear sayings, and fear proverbs, collected from a variety of sources.

Don’t forget to also read our collection of quotes about courage that will inspire you to push past fear.

Fear quotes to help you face your fears

1.) ”If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie

2.) ”You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

3.) ”Don’t let fear or insecurity stop you from trying new things. Believe in yourself. Do what you love. And most importantly, be kind to others, even if you don’t like them.” – Stacy London

4.) ”I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela

5.) ”We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

6.) “You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear.” – Sammy Davis, Jr.

7.)” As soon as the fear approaches near, attack and destroy it.” – Chanakya

8.)” Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” – Marie Curie

9.) ”If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results of a hundred battles.” – Sun Tzu

10.)” The eagle has no fear of adversity. We need to be like the eagle and have a fearless spirit of a conqueror! “ – Joyce Meyer

Fear quotes to help you beat them

11.) ”Living with fear stops us taking risks, and if you don’t go out on the branch, you’re never going to get the best fruit.” – Sarah Parish

12.)” Fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind.” – Dale Carnegie

13.) ”Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.” – Jim Morrison

14.)” Fear not, we are of the nature of the lion, and cannot descend to the destruction of mice and such small beasts.” – Elizabeth I

15.) ”I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” – Rosa Parks

16.)” Being brave isn’t the absence of fear. Being brave is having that fear but finding a way through it.” –  Bear Grylls

17.)” The key to growth is acknowledging your fear of the unknown and jumping in anyway.” – Jen Sincero

18.) ”You just have to get rid of fear and confront the world. Look at yourself in the mirror and say to yourself, ‘I love you and nothing will destroy you and you’re not going to fall.” – Ricky Martin

19.) ”If you go deeper and deeper into your own heart, you’ll be living in a world with less fear, isolation and loneliness.” – Sharon Salzberg

20.) ”I was set free because my greatest fear had been realized, and I still had a daughter who I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became a solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.” – J. K. Rowling

Fear quotes to help you confront the world

21.) ”Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.” – Babe Ruth

Fear quotes to help you confront the world

22.) ”I believe that every single event in life happens in an opportunity to choose love over fear.” – Oprah Winfrey

23.) ”The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.” – Brian Tracy

24.) ”He who is not every day conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

25.)” Kill the snake of doubt in your soul, crush the worms of fear in your heart and mountains will move out of your way.” – Kate Seredy

26.)” I have a very positive attitude in life. My insecurity, fear and need to know about tomorrow has fortunately eased. What is going to happen will happen anyway. So why break my head over it?” – Katrina Kaif

27.) ”Fear is stupid. So are regrets.” – Marilyn Monroe

28.)” Don’t fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.” – Louis E. Boone

29.)” Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.” – Bertrand Russell

30.)” How very little can be done under the spirit of fear.” – Florence Nightingale

Fear quotes to help you move forward

31.) ”I say I am stronger than fear.” – Malala Yousafzai

32.) ”Yoga is a way to freedom. By its constant practice, we can free ourselves from fear, anguish and loneliness.” – Indra Devi

33.) ”Limits, like fear, is often an illusion.” – Michael Jordan

34.)” One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.” – Henry Ford

35.)” Fears are nothing more than a state of mind.” – Napoleon Hill

Fear quotes to help you move forward

36.)” Fear comes from uncertainty. When we are absolutely certain, whether of our worth or worthlessness, we are almost impervious to fear.” –William Congreve

37.) ”If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?” – Confucius

38.) ”Failure isn’t an option. I’ve erased the word ‘fear’ from my vocabulary, and I think when you erase fear, you can’t fail.” – Alicia Keys

39.)” Of all the liars in the world, sometimes the worst are our own fears.” – Rudyard Kipling

40.)” Ignorance is the parent of fear.” – Herman Melville

Fear quotes to help you see the positive side

41.) ”Fear is only as deep as the mind allows.” – Japanese Proverb

42.) ”To overcome fear, here’s all you have to do: realize the fear is there, and do the action you fear anyway.” – Peter McWilliams

43.) ”Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Anais Nin

44.) ”Don’t fear, just live right.” – Neal A. Maxwell

Fear quotes to help you see the positive side

45.) ”No power so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.” – Edmund Burke

46.) ”Fear has two meanings: ‘Forget Everything And Run’ or ‘Face Everything And Rise.’ The choice is yours.” – Zig Ziglar

47.)” Fears are educated into us, and can, if we wish, be educated out.” – Karl Augustus Menninger

48.)” Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide

49.) ”Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live.” – Dorothy Thompson

50.) ”No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” – Gautama Buddha

Which of these fear quotes was your favorite?

Avoiding your fears doesn’t make them go away. You have to face your fears and be determined to accomplish your goals and dreams.

You can’t control the emotional reactions that occur from fear but you can think about your feelings in a positive light. Hopefully, the above quotes will give you the strength and courage to make it happen.

Which of these fear quotes resonated with you best? Do you have any other favorite quotes to add? Let us know in the comment section below.

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